Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
Iowa Marine Shipyard in Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the river towboat Betty Edwards to Morris Harbor Service of Morris, 111. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Iowa Marine, which is also headquartered in Morris. The new vessel is named after the mother of Tom Edwards,
With an eye to handling a wide variety of cargoes in almost any kind of port, the Norwegian shipping firm A / S Alliance has taken delivery of the first of three multipurpose freighters that employ two 30-ton gantry cranes running the length of the ship for loading.
A contract for the design of an 82-foot offshore lobster pot and longline boat has been signed between Blancke Marine Services of Westville, N.J., and Yank Boat Works. The all-aluminum vessel is designed in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping Rules,
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,